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Distinguished Professor of Education

Senior University Scholar

University of Illinois at Chicago

College of Education

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Chicago, IL 60607-7133

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M.F.A. Nonfiction Writing. Bennington College, 2002.
Ed.D. Curriculum and Teaching. Teachers College, Columbia University, 1987.
M.Ed. Curriculum and Teaching. Teachers College, Columbia University, 1987.
M.A. Early Childhood Education. Bank Street College of Education, 1984.
B.A. American Studies. University of Michigan, 1968.

Distinguished Professor of Education, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999-Present.
Professor of Education, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996-1999.
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1992-1996.
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Evaluation, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1987 1992.
Instructor, Pre service Program in Elementary Education, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1985 1987.

Distinguished Scholar, McKissick Museum of Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., 2005 – present.
Senior University Scholar, 1997-present
Randolph Distinguished Visiting Professor, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 2005-2006.
Visiting Scholar, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachussetts, 2003.
Founder, Director, Center for Youth and Society, 1999-2002
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Chicago School Reform Collaborative (The Annenberg Challenge), 1995-2000.
Founder, Co-Director, Small Schools Workshop, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1992 2002.

Editor, Teaching for Social Justice Series, Teachers College Press.

To Teach was awarded "Book of the Year" for 1993 by Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education; and the Witten Award for Distinguished Work in Biography and Autobiography in 1995 by the McKissick Museum of Education, University of South Carolina.
Champion of the Public Interest. Business and Professional People in the Public Interest. Chicago, Illinois, Spring, 1996.
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, Spring, 1996.
Senior University Scholar, University of Illinois, 1997.
Alumni Recognition Award, Bank Street College of Education, New York, Fall, 1997.

BOOKS (* = refereed)
Ayers, W.C., Bernardine Dohrn, Jeff Jones (2006), eds. Sing a battle song: The revolutionary poetry, statements, and communiqués of the Weather Underground 1970-1974. New York: Seven Stories Press.
* Ayers, W.C. (2004). Teaching the personal and the political: Essays on hope and justice. New York: Teachers College Press.
Ayers, W.C. (2004). Teaching toward freedom: Moral commitment and ethical action in the classroom. Boston: Beacon Press.
* Ayers, W.C. (2003). On the side of the child: Summerhill revisited. New York: Teachers College Press.
Ayers, W.C. (2001). Fugitive days: A memoir. Beacon Press.
* Ayers, W.C. (2001). To teach, 2nd edition. New York: Teachers College Press.
Ayers, W.C., Rick Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, (2001). eds. Zero tolerance: Resisting the drive for punishment. A handbook for parents, students, educators, citizens. New York: The New Press.
* Ayers, W.C., Michael Klonsky, Gabrielle Lyon (2000), eds. A simple justice: The challenge of small schools. New York: Teachers College Press.
* Ayers, W.C., Jean Ann Hunt, Therese Quinn (1998), eds. Teaching for social justice: A democracy and education reader. New York: Teachers College Press and The New Press.
* Ayers, W.C. and Janet Miller (1997), eds. A light in dark times: Maxine Greene and the unfinished conversation. New York: Teachers College Press.
Ayers, W.C. (1997). A kind and just parent: The children of juvenile court. Boston: Beacon Press.
Ayers, W.C. and Patricia Ford (1996), eds. City kids/city teachers: Reports from the front row. New York: The New Press.
* Ayers, W. C. (1995), ed. To become a teacher: Making a difference in children's lives. New York: Teachers College Press.
* Ayers, W.C. (1993). To teach: The journey of a teacher. New York: Teachers College Press.
* Schubert, W.H. and Ayers, W.C. (1992), eds. Teacher lore: Learning from our own experience. New York: Longman.
* Ayers, W.C. (1989). The good preschool teacher: Six teachers reflect on their lives. New York: Teachers College Press. Chinese edition: 1999, Taiwan, Laureate.

Dohrn, B., Ayers, W.C., Jones, J. and Sanchez, C. (1976). Prairie fire. New York: Red Dragon Press.

Ayers, W.C. (1991), ed. Mutual gain: A guide sheet series for Local School Councils. Chicago: University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service.

Ayers, W.C. (1991). Mutual gain: An introduction.

Ayers, W.C. (1991). The principal: Leading toward mutual gain.

Ayers, W.C. (1991). Values and vision: The heart of mutual gain.

Ayers, W.C. (1992). Effective schools for the urban poor.

Ayers, W.C. (1992). School improvement: Problems and possibilities.
Ayers, W.C. (1989), ed. Rethinking urban schools: The Chicago agenda. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation.

Ayers, W.C. (1989). Introduction to school improvement.

Ayers, W.C. (1989). Democracy and education.

Ayers, W.C. (1989). Multicultural education.

Ayers, W.C. (1989). Testing and evaluation.

Ayers, W.C. (1989). Integrated math and science.

Ayers, W.C. (1989). Global education.

Ayers, W.C. (1989). Chicago: A resource for children.
Ayers, W.C. (1989), ed. The neighborhood schoolhouse that works. Chicago: Neighborhood Schools Coalition.
Ayers, W.C. (1968). Education, an American problem. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Radical Education Project.

Sanders, L. and William Ayers (1989). Rethinking urban schools: The Chicago agenda. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation.

* Ayers, W.C. (2005). Teaching toward freedom: Early childhood education and the challenges ahead. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 26 (3), 321-325.
* Stovall, D. and Ayers, W.C. (2005). The school a community built. Educational Leadership, 62 (6), 34-37.
Ayers, W.C. (2005). Teaching toward freedom: Early childhood education and the challenges ahead. Early Childhood, Spring 2005, 13-14.
Ayers, W.C. (2005). Idealism. Bridge, 2 (2), 7-8.
Boudin, C., Dohrn, B. and Ayers, W.C. (2005). Another world is possible: A family’s report from a New Latin America. Heartland, 51, 12-13.
Ayers, W.C. (2005). Introduction. In: J.A. Vadeboncoeur and L.P. Stevens, eds. Re/constructing “the adolescent”: Sign, symbol, and body. New York: Peter Lang.
Ayers, W.C. (2005). Who in the world am I: Reflections on the heart of teaching. In: Larry Nucci, ed. Conflict, contradiction, and contrarian elements in moral development and education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Ayers, W.C. (2005). Foreword: What future teachers need to know. In: Paul Chamness Miller, ed. Narratives from the classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Ayers, W.C. (2005). Education for a changing world. In: D.A. Breault and R. Breault, eds. Experiencing Dewey: Insights for today’s classroom. Indianapolis, IN: Kappa Delta Pi.
Ayers, W.C. and James O’Brien. (2004). Standards, standards, standards. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 13 (2), 257-264.
Ayers, W.C., Gregory Michie and Amy Rome (2004). Embers of hope: In search of a meaningful critical pedagogy. Teacher Education Quarterly, 31 (1), 123-130.
Ayers, W.C. (2004). School Reform. The Encyclopedia of Chicago. The University of Chicago Press. P. 742.
Ayers, W.C. (2004). Stokeley Carmichael’s memoir shares hard-won wisdom. Heartland Journal, 50, p.22.
Ayers, W.C. (2004). The Texas testing massacre. In These Times, March 1, 2004.
Ayers, W.C. (2004). Where we might begin in teaching. Rethinking Schools, Fall, 2004, 45-47.
Ayers, W.C. (2003). Foreword to Teaching from the deep end by Dominic Belmonte. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Ayers, W.C. (2003). Jane Addams: History and background. In: Juvenile law 2003: In the best interests of the child. Lake Oswego: Oregon State Bar, 2-1 to 2-15.
Ayers, W.C. (2003). Teaching as an ethical enterprise. In: Michael Maniates, Ed. Encountering global environmental politics. New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 35-43.
Ayers, W.C. (2003). The teacher’s obligation. In Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner, eds. Teaching with fire. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Ayers, W.C. (2003). Teaching as ethical action. In They led by teaching, Sherry L. Field, Michael Berson, eds. Indianapolis: Kappa Delta Pi, 143-145.
* Ayers, W.C. (2003). The banality of terror. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Social Sciences, 27 (2), 36-52.
Ayers, W.C. (2003). Humanizing lessons: Reflections and questions after September 11. Heartland Journal, 47, 30-31.
Ayers, W.C. (2003). A questionnaire. In: Judith Trustone, Ed. Celling America’s soul. Haverford, PA: Infinity Publishing. 218-220.
Ayers, W.C. (2003). The standards fraud. In: Alan S. Canestrari and Bruce A. Marlowe, eds. Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Ayers, W.C. (2003). Who in the world am I? Reflections on the heart of teaching. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 5 (1), 1-8.
Ayers, W.C. (2002). Afterword to The arts in children's lives: Context, culture, and curriculum by Liora Bressler and Christine Marme Thompson, eds. Boston: Kluner.
Ayers, W.C. (2002). Prelude, Fugitive days. Bennington Review.
Ayers, W.C. (2002). Standards or standardization. In: Chester Hartman, ed. Challenges to equality. New York: M.E. Sharpe.
Ayers, W.C. (2002). The basics. In: Lenore Sandel, ed. Personal qualities of a language arts teacher. ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication: Bloomington, IN.
Ayers, W.C. (2001). Reflections in the most important educational developments of the 20th century. The

Educational Forum, 65 (2), 148-149.
Ayers, W.C. (2001). Foreword to A school of our own by Tom Roderick. New York: Teachers College Press.
Ayers, W.C. (2001). Foreword to Celebrating city teachers by Jill Sunday Bartoli. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heineman.
Ayers, W.C. (2001). Foreword to What it takes to be a teacher by Penny Freppon, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Ayers, W.C. (2001). Basic vocabulary for a beginning teacher, ERIC Clearinghouse for Reading, English and Communication.
Ayers, W.C. (2001). Creating the teacher and changing the world. In: Elijah Mirochnik, ed., Passion and pedagogy. New York: Peter Lang.
Ayers, W.C. (2001). Standards or standardization. In Hartman, C. ed. Challenges to equality. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). Raising kids who stand up for what’s right: Interview. Chicago Parent, October 2000, 56-57.
Ayers, W.C. and Dohrn, B. (2000). Resisting zero tolerance. Rethinking Schools, 14 (3), 14-15.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). Simple justice. Proceedings from the Bank Street College of Education Annual Conference. New York: Bank Street College.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). A Viet Nam odyssey. Streetwise. May 2, 2000. p. 2.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). Teachers for tomorrow: Tomorrow. A report on Teachers for Tomorrow, for Quality Education Designs.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). The son also rises. Mothering Magazine, 34-37.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). Foreword to: Get real: Bringing kids’ learning lives into your classroom. By Jean Anne Clyde and Mark Condon. York, ME: Stenhouse.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). Foreword to Teaching from the inside out. Sue Sommers. Alpharetta, GA: Authority Press.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). Thinking about teaching and learning. In: Through the looking glass. Duk Young, South Korea.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). Standards or standardization. In: Challenges to equality: Poverty and race in America. Washington, D.C.: Poverty and Race Research Action Council.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). The standards fraud. In: Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, eds. Will standards save public education? Boston: Beacon Press, 64-69.
Ayers, W.C. (1999). To the bone: Reflections in black and white. In: Tahar Ben Jelloun, Racism explained to my daughter. New York: The New Press, 138-173.
Ayers, W.C. (1999). Cherishing vistas, embracing human beings: Toward peace and freedom. In: Mary Susannah Robbins, ed., Against the Vietnam War: Writing by activists. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 287-296.
Ayers, W.C. (1999). Just us. First of the Month, p.11.
Ayers, W.C. (1999). Who has more fun than us? Nobody. WBEZ Radio Essay, Chicago Matters. April 15, 1999.
Ayers, W.C. (1999). The challenge of teaching young children. Early Childhood, A Newsletter of the Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood. Spring, 1999, p.3.
Ayers, W.C. (1999). Education for right now. A conversation with Susannah Sheffer. Growing Without Schooling, Number 128, 20-22.
Ayers, W.C. and Therese Quinn (1999). Series introduction to Holler if you hear me by Greg Michie. New York: Teachers College Press.
Ayers, W.C. and Therese Quinn (1999). Youth and justice. New Designs for Youth Development, 15 (3), 37-40.
Ayers, W.C. and Bernardine Dohrn (1999). Have we gone overboard with zero tolerance? Chicago Tribune, November 21.
Ayers, W.C. (1999). The standards fraud. The Boston Review, 24 (6), 16.
Ayers, W.C. (1998). Teaching as an ethical enterprise. The Educational Forum, 63 (1), 52-57.
* Ayers, W.C. (1998). Children at risk/children of promise. Democracy and Education, 12 (3), 2.
* Ayers, W.C. (1998). I search, you search, we all search: Biography and the public voice: In: Craig Kridel, ed. Writing educational biography: Explorations in qualitative research. San Francisco: Garland, 235-244.
Ayers, W.C. (1998). Foreword to Kaleidoscope: A multicultural approach for the primary school classroom by Yvonne De Gaetano, Leslie R. Williams, Dinah Volk. Columbus, Ohio: Merrill/Prentice Hall.
Ayers, W.C. (1998). An unconditional embrace. Interview with Gabrielle Lyon. Teaching Tolerance, 7 (1), 11-15.
Ayers, W.C. (1998). The criminalization of youth. Rethinking Schools, 12 (2), 1-3. Reprinted in Teens at Risk, San Diego, CA: Greenham Press.
Ayers, W.C. (1997). Mr. B and Jeff. Educational Horizons, 75 (4), 172-179.
Ayers, W.C. (1997). Foreword to She say. He say: Urban girls write their lives by Brett Elizabeth Blake. Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press.
* Ayers, W.C. (1997). I walk with delinquents. Educational Leadership, 55 (2), 48-51.
Ayers, W.C. (1997). Standards or standardization? Poverty and Race, 6 (5), 3-4.
Ayers, W.C. (1997). Foreword to Making conversation: Collaborating with colleagues for change by Mark Larson. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann.
* Ayers, W.C. and Patricia Ford (1996). City kids, city dreams. Rethinking Schools, 11 (1), 3.
* Ayers, W.C. (1996). Democracy and urban schooling for social justice and care. Journal for a Just and Caring Education, 2 (1), 85-92.
Ayers, W.C. (1996). Foreword to Of borders and dreams: A Mexican-American experience of urban education by Chris Liska Carger. New York: Teachers College Press.
* Ayers, W.C. (1995). Popular education: Teaching for justice. Democracy and Education, 10 (2), 5-8.
* Ayers, W.C. (1995). A dream that keeps on growing: Myles Horton and Highlander. Democracy and Education, 10 (2), 34-36.
* Ayers, W.C. (1995) Social imagination: A conversation with Maxine Greene. Qualitative Studies in Education, 8, (4), 319-328.
Carger, C.L. and Ayers, W.C. (1995). It’s just homework. Rethinking Schools, 10 (2), 4 and 7.
Ayers, W.C. (1995). Justice and equity. Rethinking Schools, 9 (4), 28-30.
Carger, C.L. and Ayers, W.C. (1995). Diverse learners in a multicultural world. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 7 (4), 4-6.
Ayers, W.C. (1995). Teacher talk. In: Ellen Meyers, ed. Changing schools, changing roles. New York: Impact.
* Ayers, W.C. (1995). Doing philosophy: Maxine Greene and the pedagogy of possibility. In: Craig Kridel, Robert Bullough, Jr., and Paul Shaker, eds. The education professoriate. New York: Garland. (Recipient of the 1997 A.A.C.T.E. Outstanding Writing Award).
Ayers, W.C., Warren Chapman, and Anne Hallett (1995). A booster shot for Chicago public schools. Chicago Tribune, January 31, 1995, page 15.
Ayers, W.C. (1995). Foreword to Teaching English so it matters by Deborah Stern. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Corwin Press.
* Ayers, W.C. and William Schubert (1994). Teacher lore: Learning about teaching from teachers. In Timothy Shanahan, ed. Teachers thinking, teachers knowing: Reflections on literacy and language education. Urbana, Illinois: NCTE.
Ayers, W.C. (1994). Chicago: Object of eternal love. Chicago Sun-Times, December 17, 1994, p. 24.

* Ayers, W.C. and Klonsky, M. (1994). Navigating a restless sea: The continuing struggle to achieve a decent education for African-American youngsters in Chicago. Journal of Negro Education, 63 (1), 5-18.
* Ayers, W.C. (1994). Skin game: Race and racism in teaching and teacher education. In: John M. Novak, ed. Democratic teacher education: Programs, processes, problems, and prospects. Albany, New York: SUNY Press.
* Ayers, W.C. (1994). To teach: The journey of a teacher. Democracy and Education, 8 (3), 9-12.
Ayers, W.C., and Wynne, E. A. (1993). Debates in education. Curriculum Review, 33 (5), 3-7.
* Ayers, W. C. (1993). Learning from children. Teaching and Learning, 7, (3) 15 18.
Ayers, W. C. (1993). Learning from children: Advice to new teachers on the dangers of labeling. Rethinking Schools, 8, (1), 14 15.
* Ayers, W. C. (1993). A teacher ain't nothin' but a hero: Teachers and teaching in film. In: Pamela Bolotin Joseph and Gail E. Burnaford, eds. Images of school teachers in twentieth century America. New York: St. Martin's Press, 147-156.
Ayers, W.C., (1993) Ten ways to be a good school. Heartland Journal, 40, 11.
Ayers, W.C. (1993) Building bridges to adulthood. Mothering Magazine, 67, 85 86.
* Ayers, W.C. (1993). Chicago: A restless sea of social forces. In: Charles Taylor Kerchner and Julia E. Koppich, eds. A union of professionals: Labor relations and educational reform. New York: Teachers College Press, 177 193.
* Ayers, W.C. (1992) The shifting ground of curriculum thought and everyday practice. Theory into Practice, XXXI (3), 259 263. Reprinted in: Marshall, J.D., Sears, J.T., and Schubert, W.H., eds. Turning points in Curriculum. Columbus, OH: Merril.
Ayers, W.C. (1992). Finn, Clements ducked the issues. Catalyst, III (8), 19.
* Ayers, W.C. (1992). Disturbances from the field: Recovering the voice of the early childhood teacher. In: Shirley Kessler and Beth Blue Swadener, eds. Reconceptualizing early child-hood education. New York: Teachers College Press, 256-266.
* Ayers, W.C. (1992). Teachers' stories: Autobiography and inquiry. In: E. Wayne Ross, Jeffrey W. Cornett, and Gail McCutcheon, eds. Teacher personal theorizing: Connecting curriculum practice, theory, and research. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 35 49.
Ayers, W.C. (1992). Dear President Clinton: Distribute resources equitably. Rethinking Schools, 7 (2), 13 and 15.
Ayers, W.C. (1992). The activist library: A symposium. The Nation, 255 (8), 294 295.
* Ayers, W.C. (1992). Work that is real: Why teachers should be empowered. In: G. Alfred Hess, Jr., ed. Empowering teachers and parents: School restructuring through the eyes of anthropologists. Westport, CN: Bergin and Garvey, 13 27.
* Ayers, W.C. (1992). Autobiography as a means of refinement of in service teachers' practice. In Leslie R. Williams and Doris P. Fromberg, eds. Encyclopedia of early childhood education. New York: Garland Publishing, 463.
Ayers, W.C. (1992). `Nest of woes' springs from racism. Catalyst, III (6), 17 18.
Ayers, W.C. and Wynne, E.A. (1992). Debates in education. Curriculum Review, 31 (5), 3 10.
* Ayers, W.C. and Schubert, W.H. (1992). Do the right thing: Ethical issues and problems in the conduct of qualitative research in the classroom. Teaching and Learning, 6 (2), 19 24.
Ayers, W.C. (1992). Trickle up: The value of early childhood education in the lives of children and their families. The Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood Education Newsletter, 3 (2), 1, 5 and 6.
Ayers, W.C. (1992). Are we failing to teach teachers? Chicago Tribune, January 6, 1992, 11.
* Ayers, W.C. (1991). Grounded insight. In Kathe Jervis and Carol Montag, eds. Progressive education for the 1990's. New York: Teachers College Press, 125 132.
*Ayers, W.C. (1991). Spreading out its roots: Bank Street advisement and the education of a teacher. Thought and Practice, 3 (1), 25 28.
Ayers, W.C. (1991). Give smaller schools chance to open, flourish in Chicago. Chicago Sun Times, October 26, 1991, 18.

Ayers, W.C. (1991). Create schools within schools. Catalyst, III (4), 12 13.
* Ayers, W.C. (1991). Perestroika in Chicago's schools. Educational Leadership, 48 (8), 69 71.
* Ayers, W.C. (1991). Surviving the uncertainties of educational reform. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 27 (4), 99 100.
* Ayers, W.C. (1991). Camera obscura. In William H. Schubert and George Willis, eds. Reflections from the heart of educational inquiry: Understanding curriculum and teaching through the arts. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 205 212.
* Ayers, W.C. (1991). Democratic visions. Democracy and Education, 5 (3), 33 34.
Ayers, W.C. (1991). Reflections on seventh grade camp. Nota Bene, 4 (2), 13 15.
Ayers, W.C. (1991). School's reform efforts are swept under rug. Chicago Sun Times, March 16, 1991, 16.

Ayers, W.C. (1991). Oneness and separateness: The importance of being connected. Insights, 26 (1), 10 14.

Ayers, W.C. (1991). So far, radical rhetoric, conventional classrooms. Catalyst, II (8), 11 12.
* Ayers, W.C. (1990). Small heroes: In and out of school with ten year old city kids. Cambridge Journal of Education, 20 (3), 205 212.

Ayers, W.C. (1990). Today is a new beginning...for creative teachers. Chicago Tribune, September 12, 1990, 19.
Ayers, W.C. (1990). Classroom spaces, teacher choices. Hungry Mind Review, 15, 3 and 21. Reprinted in: Rethinking Schools, 5 (1). And: The Network of Progressive Educators Newsletter, I (2).
* Ayers, W.C. (1990). Rethinking the profession of teaching: A progressive option. Action in Teacher Education, XII (1), 1 5.
Ayers, W.C. (1990). Teaching and the web of life: Professional options and folk alternatives. Holistic Education Review, 3 (2), 19 21.
Ayers, W.C. (1990). School reform: Not just for Beaver and his friends. Heartland Journal, 31, 6.
* Ayers, W.C. (1990). Problems and possibilities of radical reform: A teacher educator reflects on making change. Peabody Journal of Education, 65 (2), 35 50.
Ayers, W.C. and Sylvia Peters (1990). Good schools always in the making. Catalyst, I (3), 10 11.
Ayers, W.C. (1990). Local school reform's next phase. Chicago Tribune, January 11, 1990, 27.
Ayers, W.C. (1990). With the school reform law enacted, chances for creativity abound. The Chicago Donor's Forum, VII (1), 8.
Ayers, W.C. (1989). A matter of vision: How one educator would launch reform. Chicago Enterprise, 4 (2), 23 24.
Ayers, W.C. (1989). Chicago school reform: It could really happen. University of Illinois Chicagoan, September, 1989.
* Ayers, W.C. (1989). Headaches: On teaching and teacher education. Action in Teacher Education, XI (2), 1 7.
Ayers, W.C. (1989). Reforming schools/rethinking classrooms: Progressive educators gather. Pathways, 6 (1), 28 31.
Ayers, W.C. (1989). Reforming schools and rethinking classrooms: A Chicago chronicle. Rethinking Schools, 4 (1), 6 7. Reprinted (excerpts) in: Citizens Schools Committee Report, XII (2), 4.
Ayers, W.C. (1989). Chicago, laboratory for schools. New York Times, December 18, 1989, 23.
* Ayers, W.C. and William Schubert (1989). The normative and the possible: Values in the curriculum. The Educational Forum, 53 (4), 355 364. Excerpted in: Hass, G. and Forrest W. Parkay (1993), eds. Curriculum planning: A new approach. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 15 18.

* Ayers, W.C. (1989). "We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it's done": Two dauntless women of the civil rights movement and the education of a people. Harvard Educational Review, 59 (4), 520 528. Reprinted in: Christine A. Woyshner and Holly S. Gelfond, eds. (1998) Minding women: Reshaping the educational realm. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review, 249-260.
Ayers, W.C. (1989). Differences in the classroom: A challenge for democratic educators. Rethinking Schools, 3 (3), 3. Reprinted in: PENCIL, The Parents' Education Newsletter of Chicago, Illinois, June, 1989.
* Ayers, W.C. (1989). Teaching and being: Connecting teachers' accounts of their lives with classroom practice. Teaching and Learning: The Journal of Natural Inquiry, 3 (3), 2 16. Reprinted in: Weis, L., Altbach, P.G., Kelly, G.P., and Petrie, H.G. (1991), eds. Critical perspectives on early childhood education. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
* Ayers, W.C. (1989). Childhood at risk. Educational Leadership, 46 (2), 70 72.
* Ayers, W.C. (1988). The "long trip": An exploration of progressive public schools. Teaching Education, 2 (2), 88 93.
Ayers, W.C. (1988). School reform legislation was just a start—now the real work begins. Chicago Sun Times, December 31, 1988, 10.
Ayers, W.C. (1988). Chicago's schools: The real work can get underway. Chicago Tribune, December 19, 1988, 19.
* Ayers, W.C. (1988). Fact or fancy: The knowledge base quest in teacher education. Journal of Teacher Education, XXXIX (5), 24 31.
Ayers, W.C. (1988). Chicago flunks out. Heartland Journal, 29, 6 and 16.
Ayers, W.C. (1988). An alternative view of teacher education. UIC Connections, 2 (2), 4 5.
* Ayers, W.C. (1988). Young children and the problem of the color line. Democracy and Education, 3 (1), 20 26.
* Ayers, W.C. (1988). A teacher's life more fully lived. Teachers College Record, 89 (4), 580 586.
Ayers, W.C. (1987). What do our 17 year olds know? A critique. Education Week, VII (12), 24 and 18. Reprinted in: The Education Digest, LIII (8), 36 39. And: The New York Teacher, 29 (3), 10.
Ayers, W.C. (1987). Watching "Platoon" and reading Dewey. Insights, 23 (1), 5 6.
Ayers, W.C. (1986). The teacher and the curriculum: An introduction. In: Bolin, Frances S. and Judith M. Falk, eds. Teacher renewal: Professional issues, personal choices. New York: Teachers College Press, 89 91.
Ayers, W.C. (1986). The same but different: A male teacher's perspective. Day Care and Early Education, 14 (1), 24 26. Also published as: Ayers, W.C. (1987). A male teacher in early childhood education. The Education Digest, LII (8), 27 29.
* Ayers, W.C. (1986). Thinking about teachers and the curriculum. Harvard Educational Review, 56 (1), 49 51. Reprinted in: Teachers and schools: Ideas for action (1986). Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Educational Review, 74 76. And: Okazawa Ray, M., Anderson, J., and Traver, R. (1987), eds. Teaching, teachers, and teacher education. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard Educational Press, 16 18.
Ayers, W.C. (1985). A parent teacher conference: Interpreting Margaret Mahler. Day Care and Early Education, 12 (3), 10 12.
Ayers, W.C. (1969). Thoughts on our schools. In: Dennison, G. The lives of children. New York: Vintage Books, 302 304.
Ayers, W.C. (1968). Travelling with children and travelling on. This Magazine is About Schools, 2 (4), 110 132. Reprinted in: Repo, Satu (1970), ed. This book is about schools. New York: Pantheon Books.
* Ayers, W.C. (1968). Implementing equal educational opportunity. Harvard Educational Review, 38 (1), 142 148. Also published as: Ayers, W.C. (1969). Carolyn and Kelyn. In: Equal Educational Opportunity. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 213 220.

Grants obtained for the support of the Small Schools Workshop and/or the Chicago Forum for School Change at the University of Illinois at Chicago, co-director, principal investigator.
MacArthur I 1991-92 $150,000

MacArthur II 1992-93 225,000

MacArthur III 1994-95 234,000

Joyce I 1992-93 74,500

Joyce II 1993-94 79,761

Coalition of

Essential Schools 1993 61,205

Community Trust 1993 40,000

Dreihaus 1993 10,000

McDougal 1994 10,000

New Prospects I 1993 5,000

New Prospects II 1994 5,000

Relations I 1993 7,000

Relations II 1994 10,000

Schott 1993-94 7,000

Wieboldt I 1993-94 5,000

Wieboldt II 1994-95 10,000

MacArthur IV 1995 100,000

Joyce III 1995-97 264,000

Woods 1995 20,000

Chicago Public

Schools 1996 414,000

MacArthur V 1996 100,000

Annenberg 1996 175,000

MacArthur VI 1996 290,406

Relations III 1996 15,000

McDougal II 1996 25,000

Readers Digest 1996-2000 96,372

Joyce IV 1997-1999 337,000

Chicago Public

Schools 1997 600,000

MacArthur VII 1997 275,000

Chicago Public

Schools,Goals 2000 1997 45,219

Annenberg Challenge 1997 260,000

Annenberg Challenge 1995-2000, co-founder and

grant writer 49,200,000

Driehaus 2001 20,000

Fry 2001 20,000

Woods 2001 35,000

Bright Future Ventures 2000 8,000

Ayers, W.C. (2003). Review of Free schools, free people by Ron Miller. Encounter: Education For

Meaning and Social Justice, 16, (1), 53-56.
Ayers, W.C. (2001). Race and the city. Review of Leonard S. Rubinowitz and James E. Rosenbaum,

Crossing the class and color lines. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. In: Race, Ethnicity, and Education (4) 2, 190-194.
Quinn, T. and Ayers, W.C. (2000). Review of Queering elementary education edited by W. Letts and J.

Sears. Democracy and Education, 13 (3), 64-65.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). Review of The dialectic of freedom by Maxine Greene. Teacher Magazine, April

2000. p. 74.
Ayers, W.C. (2000). Small packages, big hopes. Review of Ordinary resurrections by Jonathan

Kozol. Chicago Tribune, May 21, 2000. p. 1.
Ayers, W.C. (1999). Book review of influential texts. International Journal of Leadership in Education,

1 (3), 313-314.
Ayers, W.C. (1999). The influential reader. Teacher Magazine, p. 102.
Ayers, W.C. and Therese Quinn (1998). Review of Translating the curriculum: Multiculturalism into

cultural studies by Susan Huddleston Edgerton. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 14 (1), 47-

Quinn, T. And W.C. Ayers (1996). Teaching city children: Linking belief to behavior. Review of Star

teachers of children of poverty by Martin Haberman. ATE Newsletter, 29 (6), 5.
Ayers, W.C. (1995). Review of A lesson before dying by Ernest Gaines. Teacher Magazine, May-June,

p. 39.
Ayers, W.C. (1994). Review of Schooling for "good rebels": Socialist education for children in the

United States, 1900-1920 by Kenneth Teitelbaum. History of Education Quarterly, 34 (2), 261-264.
Ayers, W.C. (1994). I'm talkin' about ethics. Review of The book of virtues: A treasury of great moral

stories by William Bennett. Rethinking Schools, 8 (4), 1-10.
Ayers, W.C. (1994). Review of From archtype to zeitgeist: Powerful ideas for powerful thinking by

Herbert Kohl, Democracy and Education, 8, (4), 57.

Ayers, W.C. (1993). Learnin' 'bout a revolution. Review of Schooling for "good rebels": Socialist

education for children in the United States, 1900 1920 by Kenneth Teitlebaum. Nation, 256 (18), 636 638.
Ayers, W.C. (1993). Beyond the White House tea. Review of Head Start: The inside story of America's

most successful educational experiment by Edward Zigler and Susan Muenchow. Nation, 256 (4), 133 135.
Ayers, W.C. (1993). Review of Savage inequalities: Children in America's schools by Jonathan Kozol.

Mothering Magazine, 67, 62 63.
Ayers, W.C. (1992). Review of Schools that work by George Wood. Democracy and Education, 7 (2),

17 19.
Ayers, W.C. Following along: Learning from Little Tree. Review of The education of Little Tree by

Forrest Carter. Day Care and Early Education, 20 (1), 36 38.
Ayers, W.C. (1992). Review of I won't learn from you by Herbert Kohl. Mothering Magazine, 62, 75.
Ayers, W.C. (1991). Review of The education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter. Democracy and

Education, 6 (2), 43 45.

Ayers, W.C. (1990). Review of Student political activism: An international reference handbook, edited

by Philip G. Altbach. Educational Studies, 21 (4), 403 406.
Ayers, W.C. and Patricia Hulsebosch (1990). Review of Balm in Gilead by Sara Lawrence Lightfoot.

Educational Studies, 21 (2), 188 193.
Ayers, W.C. (1990). A dreamer and a doer—education for change. Review of The long haul by Myles

Horton with Judith and Herbert Kohl. Day Care and Early Education, 18 (1), 44.
Ayers, W.C. (1989). In the land of the differently abled. Review of Under the eye of the clock: The

life story of Christopher Nolan by Christopher Nolan. Day Care and Early Education, 16 (4), 32 33.
Ayers, W.C. (1988). Review of Sometimes a shining moment: The Foxfire experience by Eliot

Wigginton. Radical Teacher, January, 1988, 26 28.
Ayers, W.C. (1988). Teacher as citizen/activist. Review of Ready from within: Septima Clark and the

civil rights movement edited by Cynthia Stokes Brown. Day Care and Early Education, 15 (3), 42 43.
Ayers, W.C. (1987). The world according to Mollie. Review of Mollie is three: Growing up in

school by Vivian Gussin Paley. Day Care and Early Education, 15 (2), 42 43.
Ayers, W.C. (1987). A study of one outstanding teacher. Review of A teacher at work: Professional

development and the early childhood educator by Margaret Yonemura. Day Care and Early Education, 15 (1), 44.
Ayers, W.C. (1987). Review of A pedagogy for liberation: Dialogues on transforming education

by Ira Shor and Paulo Freire. Teachers College Record, 89 (1), 162 163.
Ayers, W.C. (1986). Review of Boys and girls: Superheroes in the dollcorner by Vivian Gussin

Paley. Teachers College Record, 88 (1), 131.

Lead an Exemplary Life. Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, November 17, 2005.
This is Your Hand, This is the World: Teaching in Troubled Times. 33rd Annual Conference, DuPage Association for the Education of Young Children. Naperville, Illinois, November 5, 2005.
Small Schools Today. The Coalition of Essential Schools Annual Conference. Boston, Massachusetts, November 4, 2005.
Trudge Toward Freedom: Educational Renewal in a Time of Trouble. National Network for Educational Renewal Annual Conference. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 29, 2005.
Teachers Living in Difficult Times. University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, October 27, 2005.
Militarization in Schools: What’s at Stake? Northern Illinois Coalition for Peace and Justice, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, October 20, 2005.
The Challenge to Early Childhood Education. The 13th Conference of Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education. University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 18, 2005.
Engaging Empire. Third Annual Plowshares and PJSA National Peace and Justice Conference. Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, October 6, 2005.
Kids in School: Legal Issues in Education. Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, October 5, 2005.
Teaching the Taboo. The Elaine Lipschutz Lecture on Multicultural Issues. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, September 15, 2005.
Becoming a Teacher. Humboldt State University Summer Institute, Arcata, California, August 15, 2005.
Critical Needs in Urban Education. Chicago Public School Summer Fellows Program, July 19, 2005.
Teaching and Citizenship. The Junior Statesmen Summer School, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, July 14, 2005.
Teaching With Hope and Courage. ROC Zaanstreek-Waterland. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 20, 2005.
Commencement Address. National Teachers Academy, Chicago, Illinois, June 13, 2005.
Commencement Address. University of Washington, Bothell, June 8, 2005.
Teaching for Transformation. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, June 2, 2005.
Choose Democracy! Conference on Education in the Bolivarian Revolution. Caracas, Venezuela, May 27, 2005.
Seeing the Student. The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan, May 26, 2005.
Small Schools Rock. The Urban Leadership Institute, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 13, 2005.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Little Red/Elizabeth Irwin School, New York, May 3, 2005.
Embarking on a Great Voyage: Moral Commitment in the Classroom. Democratic Dialogue. University of Ottawa, Canada, April 28, 2005.
The Weather Underground. Novo Ciné et Ideas. Paris, France, April 27, 2005
Classroom Curriculum, Diversity and Teacher Collaboration. Division B-Curriculum Studies. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 15, 2005.
Developing Culturally Relevant Inquiries to Study the Life in Schools, Families, and Communities in Georgia. SIG-Qualitative Research. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 15, 2005.
Science Education, Gender and Demography. Division B-Curriculum Studies. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 14, 2005.
Shut Up and March: Patriotism and the Threat to Democracy in America’s Schools. Division B-Curriculum Studies. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 12, 2005.
Charter Schools and Progressive Educators: Toward a New Politics of School Choice. Division L-Educational Policy and Politics. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 12, 2005.
With Enough Shovels: Developing Professional Development. Division K-Teaching and Teacher Education. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 12, 2005.
Critical Analyses of School Violence/Discipline Policies and Outcomes for Students. Division G-Social Context of Education. The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 11, 2005.

Teaching for Enlightenment and Liberation. Little Village High School, Chicago, Illinois, April 9, 2005.
Between Heaven and Earth: What Is Teaching For. Annual Conference of the American Montessori Society, Chicago, Illinois, April 3, 2005.
Working With Available Light: Problems and Possibilities of Inquiry Toward Social Justice. Socially Conscious Research Conference. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 1, 2005.
Focus on Activism. Wright College, Chicago, Illinois, March 31, 2005.
Writing your Life: Personal Essay and Memoir. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Unit 1 Residency, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, March 3, 2005.
Children, Schools and Justice. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Unit 1 Residency, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, March 2, 2005.
Race, Prisons, Torture and American Human Rights. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Unit 1 Residency, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, March 2, 2005.
Don’t Let your Life Make a Mockery of Your Values. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Unit 1 Residency, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, March 1, 2005.
Teaching Toward Freedom. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Unit 1 Residency, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, March 1, 2005.
The Weather Underground. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Unit 1 Residency, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, February 28, 2005.
Another World is Possible: Reflections on War, Democracy and Freedom. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Unit 1 Residency, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, February 27, 2005.
Poetry of Witness. Guild Complex, Chicago, Illinois, February 26, 2005.
Teaching Toward Freedom. University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, February 24, 2005.
Journey of an American Revolutionary. University Libraries Colloquia, Michigan State University, East Lancing, Michigan, February 21, 2005.
Diverse Students Achieving Academic Excellence. Yaxche Learning Center, Taos, New Mexico, February 10, 2005.
Teaching and Learning in Troubled Times. Open School Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, February 5, 2005.
A Time of Dissent. Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota, January 20, 2005.
Opening Doors to Literacy. The Chicago Coalition for Literacy, January 19, 2005.
Learning To Teach. Chicago Public Schools, First Class Alternative Certification, January 18, 2005.
From ‘I Have a Dream’ to ‘Revolution in Values.’ University of Illinois at Chicago, January 15, 2005.
Teaching. Little Red School House, New York, January 14, 2005.
Creating Responsive Classrooms. Winnetka Alliance 15th Annual Dinner, January 13, 2005.
Racism/Prejudice: The Difference Matters. Evanston Township High School, January 12, 2005.
Activism. The Mikva Challenge, Chicago, IL, December 20, 2004.
Freedom. Third Unitarian Church, Chicago, IL, December 19, 2004.
Action-Research. National Louis University, Chicago, IL, December 13, 2004.
Education, Our Children and Our Future. University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, December 2, 2004.
Teaching for Justice. Nicole Unrath Memorial Lecture, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, December 1, 2004.
Chicago's Youth Justice System. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 29, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, San Francisco, CA, November 15, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Cody’s Books, Berkeley, CA, November 15, 2004.
Teaching for Social Justice. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, November 13, 2004.
Speak Out for Human Rights. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, November 11, 2004.
Creating a Successful Strategy for Small Schools. Coalition of Essential Schools, San Francisco, CA, November 11, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Schwartz Bookshop, Shorewood, WI, November 10, 2004.
Authentic Educational Reform. Queens College, Queens, NY, October 23, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Shaman Drum Bookshop, Ann Arbor, MI, October 20, 2004.
The Art of the Personal Essay: Writing Our Lives. Francis Parker School, Chicago, IL, October 19, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Schuler Books and Music, Okemos, MI, October 13, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, October 6, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, NY, October 3, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, September 30, 2004.
Interpretive/Qualitative Research. National Louis University, September 29, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. The Bookstall at Chestnut Court, Winnetka, IL, September 27, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Food for Thought Books, Amherst, MA, September 24, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. 57th Street Books, Chicago, IL, September 21, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Barbara’s Bookstore, Oak Park, IL, September 16, 2004.
To Teach. University of Illinois at Chicago, September 14, 2004.
Foundations of Teaching. Chicago State University, September 8 and 9, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Winnetka Community Nursery School, Winnetka, IL, September 7, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Bank Street Bookstore, New York, NY, September 2, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. Northtown Books, Arcata, CA, August 13, 2004.
Democratic Spaces. The Kopkind Colony, Guilford, VT, August 1, 2004.
Teaching Toward Freedom. National Coalition of Education Activists, Philadelphia, PA, July 29, 2004.
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